My year of rest
and relaxation

Based on the novel by Ottessa Moshfegh
Staging: Yana Ross

One hot New York summer, a young woman decides to sleep for a year. She has made provisions: she has left her job, the rent on her loft has been paid in advance and her therapist is hysterical enough to prescribe her sleeping pills à discretion. A retreat into your own four walls for several months – voluntarily?

The novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, a rising star of the US literary scene, is simultaneously a vexing manifesto for a departure from meritocracy and a sleepwalking ballad about repression and evanescence.

Staging
Yana Ross
Stage design, Costumes
Zane Pihlstrom
Music
Kwamina Roberts, Gabriela Bischofberger
Video
Algirdas Gradauskas
Light
Markus Keusch
Dramaturgy
Fadrina Arpagaus

Supported by Zürcher Kantonalbank

  • World premiere: 22. Oktober 2020
  • Pfauen
  • Performance in German, English and French with English and German surtitles.
Introduction: Fadrina Arpagaus, Dramaturgy
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Tuesday 03.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Friday 06.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 08.11. 15:00 Pfauen
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Wednesday 18.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Thursday 26.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Saturday 28.11. 20:00 Pfauen
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Thursday 03.12. 20:00 Pfauen
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